Buffalo ‘s best local artist market is moving outdoors for the summer season! The move should help draw some more attention to the local art scene here in Buffalo .
Some savvy shoppers may recall the market from its previous venue at the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery , where it was open every second Sunday of the month.
The 2009 Buffalo Indie Artists Outdoor Market is kicking off its new open air incarnation at Bidwell Parkway as a signature event of Buffalo Homecoming on Saturday, June 27th.
The market will then head to the Erie Canal Harbor in July where on the 11th and 12th, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Buffalo Place will be bringing a summer long local artist market . It is the hope of Buffalo Place and Buffalo Indie Market to make this a summer signature event for the Erie Canal Harbor each year.
The market will come back to the Elmwood Village on July 25th and 26th at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, which is also the weekend of the Buffalo Garden Walk . Hey, you’re already out for a stroll…
The Buffalo Indie Market is focused on keeping show costs low for artists while bringing them a high level of exposure, and this summer the market is offering members a $27 show fee.
Visit the Market’s Web site to download an application.
Sponsors for the market include Buffalo Homecoming, Buffalo Place , Block Club, The Buffalo Downtowner, The Elmwood Village Assoc., Mindweb.us, & Ry Stephens Design.
Buffalo Indie Market’s online shop is now up and running too, showcasing Buffalo Indie Market members and links to their online stores.
Buffalo Indie Market plans to return indoors in October of 2009 at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery. Applications for the fall/winter schedule will be available at the end of June 2009.
The summer dates for the Market:
Saturday, June 27th Buffalo Indie Market Celebrates Buffalo Homecoming
9AM-3PM , at Bidwell Parkway , right across from The Bidwell Farmers Market.
Saturday July 11th and 12th Buffalo Indie Market at Erie Canal Harbor
12PM-5PM , at Erie Canal Harbor
July 25th and 26th Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
Saturday 10AM – 4PM and Sunday 12PM – 5PM .
August 15th and 16th Buffalo Indie Market at Erie Canal Harbor
September 12th and 13th Buffalo Indie Market at Erie Canal Harbor
Check out more information about the Erie Canal Harbor ‘s summer events here.